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Rag Radio 2018-12-07 - Dr Suzanne Seriff & Yesmarily Lopez-Perez
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Dec 7, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Noted Democratic strategist and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith and Austin Community College Government Professor, Roy Casagranda, join host Thorne Dreyer on our latest edition of "Digging In!," our own unique view of the news. We spend some time focusing on the next two years, which may be harder than the last two. Trump is a wounded bear. What will he do? How will Dems react? In Texas, Democrats are stronger than they've been in years, taking offices in all the urban areas,...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Roy Casagranda, News Analysis
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Nov 21, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer's guest, Rag Radio environmental reporter Bruce Melton, is a professional engineer, environmental researcher, filmmaker, author, longtime contributor to The Rag Blog, and CEO of the Climate Now Initiative based in Austin. Today, we discuss the California fires; the Kingsland flood; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new report; Bruce's film, Climate Change Across America; the Titanic II (not safe from icebergs); and, yes, some good news too. Rag Radio is produced in...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bruce Melton, Tracey Schulz, Climate Change, Environmental Activists
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Nov 11, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Jim Hightower is Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio, and it's always a great honor -- and a lot of fun -- to have Jim on the show! Our primary topic is the midterm elections and about the political path ahead. "Populist road warrior" Hightower is a progressive political activist who is on the national board of the Bernie Sanders-initiated Our Revolution and is active with Our Revolution in Texas. A former twice-elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner -- and former editor of the Texas...
Topics: Rag Radio, Jim Hightower, Thorne Dreyer, Tracey Schulz, 2018 Elections
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Nov 4, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Gareth Higgins was born in Belfast in 1975, grew up during the Northern Ireland Troubles, and now lives in North Carolina. As a storyteller he works to reduce violence arising out of participating in the peace process in and about his homeland, and his own personal experience of violence, trauma, and division. He writes and speaks about connection to each other, the earth, cinema, and the power of dreams, peace, and making justice, and how to take life seriously without believing your own...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Gareth Higgins, Tracey Schulz, Peace Activists, Storytellers, Northern...
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Legendary activists and educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohr n are interviewed by Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer and writer/activist Alice Embree . Among topics: Police murder and the verdict in the LaQuan McDonald case in Chicago. War and Peace. Women and girls. Resistance. Mass incarceration and youth. Schools and educational policy. Bill Ayers is a social justice activist and an elementary education theorist. He is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Alice Embree, Tracey Schulz, Weather...
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Oct 14, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest is Mariann Garner-Wizard -- now Mariann Wizard Vasquez -- one of the originators of The Rag 's print version and an early contributor to/supporter of The Rag Blog , who has "abandoned Babylon for the considerable charms of a dreadlock Rastaman" in Belize, and is in the process of going Native, while stubbornly maintaining her Wizardly ways. Mariann's new book of poetry -- Tempted to Tell All -- is a "joyous, subversive, prophetic, funny, angry, romantic...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Mariann Garner-Wizard, Tracey Schulz, Poetry
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Sep 30, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Rag Radio regular Roy Casagranda is Thorne Dreyer 's guest. Roy has been lecturing about Western Civilization and ancient history, "trying to tease out the misogynist and racist elements of the concept of Western Civilization and the way we look at it." Roy is also writing about the "Conspiracy to Write Women Out of History." And his new historical novel, The Blood Throne of Caria , "pushes back against the dominant misogynistic and racist portrayals of Artemisia I of...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Roy Casagranda, Tracey Schulz, Western Civilization, Racism, Misogyny
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Sep 20, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Host Thorne Dreyer and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith give us their unique view of the news. "Digging In" is a regular feature on Rag Radio. Smith and Dreyer talk about Beto O'Rourke and his new, national star status -- and handicap his race against Ted Cruz. Glen did a TV interview about the upcoming Willie Nelson/Beto O'Rourke concert event and said, “Beto could do for Texas politics what Willie did for music: both are innovative, fresh, committed, skilled, with star...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, News Analysis
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Sep 9, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer2018-09-07
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Multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress and award-winning Austin-based musician Gina Chavez never thought she'd see the day when two women could marry in Texas. Then again, she never thought she would marry a woman. "Heaven Knows," a track "steeped in slow-burn soul and uptempo R&B, "the first single off her upcoming five-song EP, Lightbeam, holds a very special place in Chavez's heart as it delves deeply into her personal relationship with her wife, Jodi Granado, and the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Gina Chavez, Tracey Schulz, Austin Music, Singer-Songwriters, Gay...
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Sep 2, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Alyce Guynn began public reading at Austin's iconic Alamo Lounge and emmajoe's. Deal Me In , her book of 52 love poems, is illustrated by Jesse "Guitar" Taylor. The chapbook Beyond Blue is her homage to the late Champ Hood, with whom, along with Marvin Dykhuis, she often performed. Marvin and Alyce recorded a CD featuring poems from Deal Me In with Marvin providing the music. Alyce's poems appear in Feeding the Crow , Seventh Quarry, various chapbooks, magazines, liner notes, blogs --...
Topics: Rag Radio, Alyce Guynn, Alice Embree, Austin Poets, Poetry
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Thorne Dreyer' s guests on Rag Radio are Joe R. Lansdale , multi-genre novelist perhaps best known for his Hap and Leonard series of dark, ironic mysteries, and Joe's daughter, Kasey Lansdale , a singer-songwriter and author. The father-daughter team recently released a collaborative short story collection, Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts' Casebook of Horrors . Joe Lansdale has authored more than 80 novels, short story collections, comic book adaptations, and graphic novels, many in the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Tracey Schulz, Mystery Writers,...
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Guest Host Alice Embree interviews two women active in the struggle for immigrant justice, Claudia Muñoz of Grassroots Leadership and Peggy Morton of the Austin Sanctuary Network. They discuss the current challenges facing immigrants, including Trump's Zero Tolerance policy for asylum seekers and the cruel policy of separating children from parents. Both guests have worked with immigrants held in Texas' for-profit detention system and helped immigrants navigate the system after they are...
Topics: Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, Claudia Muñoz, Peggy Morton, Tracey Sculz, Immigration, Austin...
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Aug 19, 2018
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Aug 12, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Cultural historian Robert C. Cottrell is Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio. Bob's two most recent books are Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll: The Rise of America's 1960s Counterculture and 1968: The Rise and Fall of the New American Revolution . Cottrell's book on the counterculture includes an extensive look at The Rag and the political scene during the 1960s in Austin, where he lived for several years, participated in the antiwar movement and draft counseling, and was one of the very...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Robert C. Cottrell, Tracey Schulz, Cultural History, Sixties,...
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Jul 15, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest is historian and author Philip Russell , who discusses the recent Mexican elections and the remarkable ascent of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). Austin resident Russell, who writes about Mexico for The Rag Blog , and is a regular guest on Rag Radio , has written six books on Latin America, including The Essential History of Mexico (Routledge, 2016), and is the editor of the Mexico Energy News . Philip leads his current Rag Blog article with this quote from Jorge...
Topic: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Philip Russell, Mexican Politics, AMLO, Andrés Manuel López Obrador,...
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Jul 9, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Climate change researcher and Rag Radio environmental reporter Bruce Melton is Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio, joining us live from Yosemite National Park (actually from Fresno, where he could get cell phone service). Melton is on a marathon environmental research expedition that is taking him all the way to the Arctic Ocean. We discuss what he's learning on his trip, including about unprecedented mudslides in Ventura and Santa Barbara, California, which he says have "canary in a coal...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bruce Melton, Tracey Schulz, Climate Change, Climate Science, Global...
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Jun 30, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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In Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Star s, author Jay Wehnert -- Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio -- takes readers on a visually stunning excursion through the lives and work of 11 outsider artists from Texas, a state particularly rich in outsider artists of national and international renown. Outsider artists live and create on the fringes of culture and society. Generally removed from the influence of place, they prefer instead to chart their own, intensely personal, interior landscapes. They...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jay Wehnert, Tracey Schulz, Outsider Art, Texas Artists, Podcast
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Jun 23, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Host Thorne Dreyer and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith give us their unique view of the news. "Digging In" is a regular feature on Rag Radio. On today's show we discuss the moral crisis brought about by Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and the separation of children from their parents. Some angles: The political implications nationally and in Texas. The aggressiveness of Democrats in response. The status of resistance efforts. Have voters reached a...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, Political Analysis, Analytical News Reporting
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Pat Thomas and James Retherford are Thorne Dreyer 's guests on Rag Radio. Thomas is the author of DiD iT! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary , the first major work about Yippie co-founder Rubin. (Much has been written about his erstwhile fellow traveler Abbie Hoffman.) And Austin resident Retherford, who was in the Yippie inner circle in New York, was the ghostwriter for Jerry Rubin's Iconic 1970 New York Times bestseller, DO iT! Kirkus Review s writes about Pat...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Pat Thomas, James Retherford, Tracey Schulz, Jerry Rubin, Yippies, DO iT!
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Jun 2, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is rock 'n roll legend, Bill Kirchen . The show includes discussion and live performance. Bill Kirchen co-founded the original "Americana" band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His Telecaster licks drove their hit "Hot Rod Lincoln" into the Top 10 in 1972. In 2001, Kirchen received a Grammy nomination for his instrumental "Poultry in Motion." The following year he was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bill Kirchen, Tracey Schulz, Commander Cody, KOOP Radio, Live Performance
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is Middle East expert Roy Casagranda , who addresses the question, "How can we justify what the Palestinians have been made to endure?" Topics of discussion include whether Zionism is justifiable in the face of Palestinian suffering; The two-state solution vs. the one-state solution; Current conditions on the Gaza Strip and West Bank; Is Israel defending itself and its borders? (Is Nikki Haley correct?); Is Israel serious about peace? Roy Casagranda...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Roy Casagranda, Tracey Schulz, Palestinian Occupation, Israel, Gaza,...
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May 20, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio , critically-acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actress Patricia Vonn e, is a native of San Antonio and her unique "border rock" is a product of that city's cultural "menudo." She is the sister of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and was a cult hit as "Zorro Girl" in his Sin City films. On the show, Patricia performs with guitarist Rick del Castillo and violinist David Perales. Patricia, who just...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer: Patricia Vonne, Tracey Schulz, Rick del Castillo, David Perales, Austin...
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This broadcast preview of Rhapsody in Blue ("Revelry for the Resistance's Sake!") is hosted by Rag Radio's Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer, and features storyteller Luis Guerra (of NPR’s Latino USA fame, and the slam poetry of poet and political activist Genevieve Van Cleve. The event, Rhapsody in Blue -- a celebration of music, poetry, storytelling, and art with and for the progressive political community – took place Thursday, May 10, 7-9:30 p.m., at The High Road on Dawson in...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer' Genevieve Van Cleve, Luis Guerra, Tracey Schulz, Rhapsody in Blue, Slam...
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Rag Radio presents a New Artists Showcase with young Austin-based musical talent Sydney Wright, Andy Macintyre, and Ty Richards. West Texas-born Sydney Wright has been writing songs for over a decade, and while her huge voice often gets her compared to pop darlings like Florence and the Machine and Sara Bareilles, there's a darker, more experimental edge to her work. Drawing heavily from hip-hop rhythms, with loops of piano, guitar, beatbox, and doo-wops, Wright creates a sonically complex,...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Sydney Wright, Andy Macintyre, Ty Richards, Tracey Schulz, Rag Radio,...
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Apr 25, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is Margo Sawyer , Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Sawyer was awarded the 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. As Michael Barnes observed at the Austin American-Statesman , Sawyer's art "intersects sculpture and architecture." Barnes also reports that Sawyer "is the niece of Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas, and her father...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Margo Sawyer, Tracey Schultz, Austin Artist, Sculptor, UT-Austin,...
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Apr 13, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guests today, both Rag Blog and Rag Radio regulars, are Lamar W. Hankin s and Alan Pogue . And we're going to look at guns and society from two different -- but not necessarily contradictory -- perspectives. Kind of micro and macro. Lamar W. Hankin s, a former San Marcos, Texas, City Attorney, writes regularly for The Rag Blog on issues of life and death and the legal rights we should have between the two ultimate states. Hanks also blogs at Texas Freethought Journal and about...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Lamar Hankinsl, Alan Pogue, Gun Control, U.S. Imperialism, Second...
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Thorne Dreyer 's guests on Rag Radio are two authors -- Christopher Brown and Roddey Reid -- who, in very different ways, anticipated some of the insanity of our current political climate, and offer fresh ideas on how to engage with it and find our way to the other side. We call it “Politics in an Age of True Dystopia.” Christopher Brown , Austin-based author of Tropic of Kansa s , a dystopian novel written before the elections and published last year by HarperCollins that imagines a...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Christopher Brown, Roddey Reid, Tracey Schulz, Dystopia, Donald Trump,...
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Mar 17, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Once again, Thorne Dreyer and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith dive into the raging sea of politics -- hoping at least to stay above water! Topics discussed include: How significant was the Pennsylvania congressional election and what did we learn about issues moving forward? Is the Mueller investigation closing in on Trump and the Russian collusion? Is the Trump Administration really, finally, actually melting down? And hey, how 'bout Stormy! What about the ray of hope coming from the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, Political Analysis, Donald Trump, Progressive...
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Thorne Dreyer's guest, Carl Davidson , is a leading leftist thinker and political organizer and longtime friend and colleague -- and every year or two we ask him to meld minds with us, hoping he might have a better handle than we do on what's going on in this crazy world. What did Carl want to talk about this week? "What's on my mind? That's a dangerous question. Trump's Meltdown and the dangers with it, trying to find a good handle to engage the Next Left with solid revolutionary...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Carl Davidson, Tracey Schulz, American Socialists, Leftist Activists
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In honor of International Women's Day, Thorne Dreyer and guest host Alice Embree are joined by Texas advocates for reproductive justice. Rag Radio guests are Kim Varela-Broxson , co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Feminist Action Committee and Lindsay Rodriguez , an organizer of the National Network of Abortion Funds Bowl-a-Thon. Kim Varela-Broxson spent most of her life in California, before attending the University of Arizona for undergrad and the University of Texas at...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, Kim Varela-Broxson, Lindsay Rodriguez, Tracey Schulz,...
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest is Austin Chronicle music editor Raoul Hernande z who talks about the Austin Music Awards, South by Southwest, and the Austin music scene, with a lot of stories and cool history. A San Francisco native who arrived fresh out of graduate school to his mother's hometown of San Antonio in 1992, Raoul Hernandez began writing for the Chronicle that year, moved to Austin the following spring, and has been the Chronicle 's music editor since 1994. The Austin Chronicle celebrates...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle, Austin Music Awards, SXSW, Austin Music
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Feb 17, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Steve Russell , Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio, wrote a December 2017 Newsweek cover story , "America and Guns: To Understand That Deadly Obsession, Come to Texas," and also penned a companion piece -- "Is gun violence our manifest destiny?" -- for The Rag Blog . Steve was originally scheduled to discuss those stories on Rag Radio on Dec. 15, 2018, but that show had to be rescheduled. He's with us today, and it could not be more timely! The show was first broadcast two...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Steve Russell, Tracey Schulz, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Gun Control,...
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Feb 11, 2018 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer’s guest is author and historian Philip Russell, author of The Essential History of Mexico . Philip recently wrote an article for The Rag Blog entitled “ Peña Nieto’s Swan Song ,” the fourth in a series on Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency. On the show we look back over Mexico under Peña Nieto -- with all the corruption and scandal -- and at the state of the country today. We also discuss Mexico’s upcoming political elections. Austin-based writer Philip L. Russell has...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Philip Russell, Tracey Schulz, Mexican Politics, Mexico, Enrique Peña...
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Feb 11, 2018
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Rag Radio 2018-02-09 - Philip Russell
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio in a wild ‘n wooly interview is Bill Minutaglio who, with Steven L. Davis, wrote the acclaimed new book, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD . "Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man in America is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. Spanning twenty-eight months, President Nixon's...
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Guest host Alice Embree -- who is sitting in for Rag Radio producer and host Thorne Dreye r -- interviews two Austin-based health justice advocates, James Cole and Nicole Stasek . James, a union member working in television production, is secretary of Austin’s 800-member chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. Nicole is a union electrician, and member of Young Activist Labor Leaders (YALL), and the Work Strong Austin coalition. DSA and Work Strong Austin have joined forces to canvass...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, Nicole Stasek, James Cole, Tracey Schulz, Health Justice,...
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is author and political scientist Harry Targ . Taking from MLK's "Three Evils: Poverty, Racism, and Militarism," Harry talks about new social movements and the need to organize around social and economic justice at home and against war overseas. Targ discusses the convergence of Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Rev. William Barber in an upcoming "public conversation" -- and their respective movements: Our Revolution and the New Poor People's...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Harry Targ, Martin Luther King, Social Movements, Economic Justice,...
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Engineer, environmental researcher, and activist Bruce Melton is Thorne Dreye r's guest on Rag Radio and he provides a fascinating if sobering overview of global warming today. In an article published at Truthout and The Rag Blog titled " Climate Change 2017: What happened and what it means ," Melton asks: How many more billions of dollars in damages will it take? How many more lives? It's obvious; all the climate extremes we have been experiencing lately are indeed caused by climate...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bruce Melton, Tracey Schulz, Climate Change, Global Warming
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Thorne Dreyer 's guests are Rag Radio political analysts Roy Casagranda and Glenn Smith . It’s a high-energy, highly-informative, and quite rambunctious gallop through our ever-weirder political landscape. Of course we look at Donald Trump (who could miss him!) and the Bannon contretemps. Other topics include Michael Wolff's blockbuster book on Donald Trump, the reactions to it, and its likely effect on Trump's future. And we look at Trump in the context of Stephen Skowronek's book on the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Roy Casagranda, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, U.S. Politics, Texas...
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Dec 24, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest is award-winning jazz saxophonist and flutist Alex Coke , and the show includes live performance. Dallas native Coke was an original member of the Austin-based Creative Opportunity Orchestra and has performed with renowned jazz vocalist and composer Tina Marsh in various formations for over 25 years. An improviser at heart, Coke's eclectic attitude has led him to explore everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter. His flute studies have ranged from Eric Dolphy to Indian...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Alex Coke, Tracey Schulz, Jazz, Austin Musician
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Rag Radio 2017-12-15 - Roger Baker & Suzi Shelor
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This week on Rag Radio we feature Shiva's Headband as the pioneering Austin psychedelic blues-rock group celebrates its 50th anniversary. Founder Spencer Perskin and original pianist and vocalist Shawn Siegel join Thorne Dreyer on a show with live performance and lots of rich history. Founded in 1967, Shiva's Headband served as house band at Austin's original Sixties music hall, the Vulcan Gas Co., and was the first group to perform at the historic Armadillo World Headquarters, which was...
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Nov 25, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is Lee Carter . Carter, a red-headed ex-Marine and a democratic socialist, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for the 50th District on November 7, 2017. An IT specialist who was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Carter beat House Majority Whip Jackson Miller, a deep-pocketed honcho of the state Republican Party, by an astounding nine points . On the show we discuss how an actual electrical shock kicked off Lee's career in...
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Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith once more joins host Thorne Dreyer in trying to make some sense out of the cascading events on the U.S. political scene. (Listen to Glenn’s many other visits to Rag Radio here .) Smith and Dreyer discuss the apparent Democratic grassroots momentum following the November 7, 2017, sweep in Virginia and throughout the country -- with the surprises elections of  Democrats of all stripes, including LGBT and transgender candidates, female and multi-ethnic...
Topic: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn W. Smith, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, U.S. Politics, Texas Politics.
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Nov 4, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio is Katya Sabaroff Taylor , editor of Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates , an impressive collection of writing by prisoners she taught, with some writing of her own mixed in. Thorne Dreyer and Nina Sabaroff, then a radical journalist, were colleagues at Liberation News Service (LNS) in New York City in 1968. Then, as Jonah Raskin -- who also was an LNS contributor -- writes at The Rag Blog : Fast forward several decades to a less rambunctious time when she...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Katya Sabaroff Taylor, Tracey Schulz, Prison Wisdom, Prisons
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Rag Radio features UT-Austin journalism professor, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, and poet, playwright, and critic Gregg Barrios. They discuss with host Thorne Dreyer the important role played by Latinos and Latinas in history -- and how their accomplishments are often ignored or given short shrift. In 2007, Latinos (and others) throughout the country protested Ken Burns' 14½-hour documentary on World War II, The War, that included no Latino voices. A grassroots group emerged that forced PBS's...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Gregg Barrios, Ken Burns, Latino History
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A nine-person Veterans for Peace delegation visited Palestine/Israel earlier this year. While there, they met with Palestinian popular resistance leaders as well as members of the Knesset. They participated in nonviolent direct action and witnessed the resiliency, solidarity, creativity, and courage of the Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and the settlements that steal their land, water, and other resources. Four members of that delegation join Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio ....
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Terry DuBose and Alan Pogue -- who, upon returning from serving in Vietnam, organized GIs and Vietnam vets in opposition to the war -- are Thorne Dreyer 's guests on Rag Radio . This is the second of two parts about "Vietnam: The War, the Movement Against It, and the GI Resistance," responding to the increased attention to the Vietnam War created by the release of the Ken Burns documentary. Note: Host Thorne Dreyer was also a leader in the '60s-'70s anti-war movement. (Part 1, with...
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With all the renewed attention to the Vietnam War caused by the Ken Burns documentary, Rag Radio is presenting a two-part series, "Vietnam: The War, the Movement Against it, and the GI Resistance." Thorne Dreyer 's guests in part one are author, aviation historian, and Vietnam Vet Thomas Cleaver , and Austin activist and a leader of the '60s-'70s anti-war movement, Alice Embree. Alice Embree was recently featured in two PBS-generated productions that aired on Austin's KLRU-TV in...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Tom Cleaver, Alice Embree, Tracey Schulz, Vietnam War, Ken Burns,...
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Sep 30, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Austin-based Americana roots and blues-rock singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Guy Forsyth is Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio . Guy, who has been a big part of the Austin music scene for 25 years and has won numerous Austin Music Awards, including "best male vocalist," was previously our guest on Rag Radio in a memorable show on November 16, 2012. He performs several songs and joins us in discussion of his music, his life, and the crazy world we're living in. The master...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Guy Forsyth, Tracey Schulz, Austin Musicians
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Sep 16, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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"Swords in the Hands of Children is the true story of an intellectually adventurous gay man immersed in the macho, misogynistic and confrontational environment of the Weather Underground." -- OR Books Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children: Reflections of an American Revolutionary. Jonathan is a veteran of first SDS and then the Weather Underground that grew out of it. In this memoir, Jonathan is very critical of the group that...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jonathan Lerner, Tracey Schulz, Weather Underground, Swords in the Hands...
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Sep 10, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Jim Hightower, America's best-known populist writer, author, and radio commentator -- and progressive political activist -- joins Thorne Dreyer this week. Hightower is a frequent guest on Rag Radio and our shows together are always lively and lots of fun. We address the top of the political news -- including Trump's bizarre political acrobatics -- and look at the prospects for progressive candidates in upcoming elections. And we'll talk about the hypocrisy of Ted Cruz, who voted against aid for...
Topics: Rag Radio, Jim Hightower, Tracey Schulz, Progressive Politics, Our Revolution
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Thorne Dreyer 's guests are artist, comedian, and musician Kerry Awn with the Uranium Savages , the historic Austin band that mixes in satirical and slapstick performance art with its rock 'n roll. Kerry is lead vocalist on the show and others performing are Eddy Savage (guitar), John Hadad (guitar), Tom Clarkson (bass), David Novak (drums), David Perkoff (sax), Joe Gee (keyboards), and Charles Ray (guitar), who leads the group in "Make Austin Great Again."   Kerry and the band...
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This show with climate change researcher and activist Bruce Melton was first broadcast as Hurricane Harvey was approaching landfall – and it includes time specific information about the approaching storm. On the show, Melton discusses with host Thorne Dreyer the past, present, and future of hurricanes -- in the context of global warming. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projections, hurricane intensity will double by 2100 as a result of climate change. The...
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Noted Democratic strategist and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith once again joins host Thorne Dreyer to take on the political horror show -- from our president's enabling bromance with Nazis and Klansmen -- to the parallel craziness of the Texas legislature, where ultracon Gov. Abbott has been engaged in a duel-to-the-death with moderate House Speaker Joe Straus over who can go to the bathroom and how to manhandle the state's cities that have gone astray. Many Texas Repubs, Glenn points...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, News Analysis, Donald Trump, Texas Politics,...
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Jul 30, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Steve Early and Nick Licata are Thorne Dreyer 's guests on Rag Radio. Their topic: "Rebel Cities in the Era of Trump." Early's latest book is Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City . With a foreword by Bernie Sanders, the book describes the unusual electoral success of a multi-racial municipal reform movement in Richmond, California. Nick Licata, who served five terms as a progressive city councilor in Seattle, wrote Becoming a Citizen Activist:...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Steve Early, Nick Licata, Tracey Schulz
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Jul 30, 2017 Rag Radio
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Jul 15, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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David Bacon is Thorne Dreyer's guest today on Rag Radio. David's acclaimed new book -- totally bilingual -- is  In the Fields of the North: En los campos del norte . The book includes more than 300 photos and a series of personal narratives that bring a little known or understood universe to life.   Bacon is a California-based writer, documentary photographer, and longtime union organizer. The author of several books about migration, Bacon was a factory worker and union organizer for two...
Topics: Rag Radio, David Bacon, Thorne Dreyer, Tracey Schulz, Documentary Photography, In the Fields of the...
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Jul 9, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guests are pioneering Houston gay rights activist Ray Hill and Queer Rights ATX organizer Suzy Shelor . Also joining us is Taylor Jones of Queer Rights ATX. We discuss the state of the queer movement in the country and efforts, including those by the Texas legislature, to suppress it. We also talk about the Trump presidency and the grassroots resistance movement that has emerged in Austin and around the nation. Ray Hill, who has been widely honored for his human rights...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Ray Hill, Suzy Shelor, Tracey Schulz, Taylor Jones, Queer Rights
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Jun 17, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Legendary activists and educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are interviewed by Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer and writer/activist Alice Embree . They discuss Bill's new book, Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto , and how it addresses the problems we face at this dramatic juncture in history.  Vijay Prashad calls Bill Ayers "the philosopher of the revolutionary spirit," and Angela Davis writes that Demand the Impossible! "is a book that should be read by everyone who...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Demand the Impossible
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Jun 11, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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“I got to tell you, it's great getting out of the People's Republic of Austin. As you're driving... as you leave Austin and start heading up North you start feeling different and once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different and you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It's the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas." -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Rev. Jim Rigby of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Austin, and noted Democratic strategist and Rag Radio...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Rev Jim Rigby, Glenn Smith, Sanctuary Cities, Texas Politics, Austin,...
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Jun 3, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer 's guest is Corey Dolgon , whose new book, Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy , was published this year by Policy Press in Great Britain. Kill It to Save It "lays bare the hypocrisy of contemporary U.S. political discourse, documenting the historical and theoretical trajectory of capitalism's triumph over democracy... Tackling the interconnected issues of globalization, neoliberalism, and declining public institutions, Corey Dolgon argues...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Corey Dolgon, Tracey Schulz, Kill It to Save It, Political History,...
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American Studies scholar and author Julia L. Mickenberg  discusses her fascinating new book, American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream , with host Thorne Dreyer and Rag Radio contributor Alice Embree . The book was published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press.   Julia L. Mickenberg is Associate Professor of American Studies and an affiliate of the Center for Women and Gender Studies,  and heads the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at UT-Austin. She is the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Julia L Mickenberg, Tracey Schulz, American Girls in Read Russia,...
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May 14, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Storied Texas radio and print journalist Scott Braddock  and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith join host Thorne Dreyer  as they try to make some sense of what's happening in the even-crazier-than-usual world of politics. Front and center is the bizarre unfolding of the Trump/Comey/Russian collusion saga. We also visit the health care bill and it's future in the Senate. And Texas HB4, the Sanctuary City bill -- including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's suit against local...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Scott Braddock, Tracey Schulz, Politics
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Jonathan Tilove, chief political writer for the  Austin American-Statesman , is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Tilove recently covered the custody battle between Austin-based radio personality -- the screaming conspiracy theorist Alex Jones -- and his wife, Kelly. Tilove, in fact, broke the story of the custody trial, which otherwise might well have gone unnoticed. The story, based on Jonathan's reporting, went national and Jonathan was interviewed widely in print and broadcast media.  ...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jonathan Tilove, Alex Jones, Tracey Schulz
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Government professor and Middle East expert Roy Casagranda joins Thorne Dreyer for a lively discussion of Donald Trump's first 100 days in general and his "foreign policy" in particular, especially as it relates to Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea. Roy Casagranda is an Associate Professor of Government at Austin Community College where he teaches U.S. and Texas politics. His areas of research include Middle East history and politics, U.S. foreign policy, political philosophy, and...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Roy Casagranda, Tracey Schulz, Donald Trump, Trump's 100 Days, U.S....
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Apr 17, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Gordon Lafer is Associate Professor at the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time , which we discuss on this show. He also wrote The Job Training Charade , and both books were published by Cornell Press. Lafer has served as Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Congress and has been called to testify as an expert witness before multiple state legislatures. In the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Gordon Lafer, Tracey Schulz, Citizens United, Corporate Influence
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Apr 11, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Noted Democratic strategist and Rag Radio regular Glenn Smith joins Thorne Dreyer to discuss the latest political developments on the national scene and in Texas. We talk about Trump's bombing of Syria ("Theater," Smith called it); the alleged Russia-Repub-U.S. election connections; the Border Wall; the latest from the Texas legislature; and much more. Glenn Smith is an op-ed columnist for the Austin American-Statesman , the director of Progress Texas PAC, a columnist for Quorum...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Glenn Smith, Tracey Schulz, Political Commentary
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Mar 25, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett join Thorne Dreyer to discuss their much-anticipated book,  Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir . Wilson founded the legendary Austin music venue that gave birth to the cosmic cowboy and brought fame to the lowly armadillo. Armadillo World Headquarters would become arguably the most important rock and roll hall in the country and it helped birth the Austin music scene. Joining Wilson in telling this incredible tale is writer-musician Jesse Sublett, whose punk...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Eddie Wilson, Jesse Sublett, Tracey Schulz, Armadillo World Headquarters,...
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Eliza Gilkyson , twice Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and activist, is Thorne Dreyer 's guest on Rag Radio. Gilkyson, one of the nation's most respected folk, roots, and Americana musicians, sings three songs, two of which had never been performed on radio before, and discusses her life, her work, and her social activism. Eliza talks about her latest video, produced with her son, Cisco Ryder, set to her 2008 song, "The Great Correction." The video features a collection of...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Eliza Gilkyson, Tracey Schulz, Singer-Songwriters, American Musicians,...
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Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, has worked for more than a decade on issues of prison privatization, immigration detention, and criminal justice reform.  Bob is regularly interviewed by national, regional, and local press on issues related to prison privatization, immigration detention, immigration enforcement policies, and the business of prisons. He has been interviewed for The New York Times , NPR, Business Week , Huffington Post , and numerous other local, state,...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Bob Libal, Alice Embree, Immigration, Grassroots Leadership, Resistance...
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Feb 26, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is David Messier , a multi-instrumental musician, songwriter, and producer. He is the owner of the Austin-based recording studio, Same Sky Productions, and president of the Texas chapter of the Grammys. The SXSW veteran is performing in and around Austin this winter and spring, and during SXSW. Messier's new album, Waiting for Eldridge , is a culmination of years of playing guitar, drums, piano, and of songwriting and producing music. David Messier's music is...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, David Messier, Tracey Schulz, Austin Musicians
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Feb 19, 2017 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Jim Hightower , America’s best-known populist writer, author, and radio commentator, and progressive political activist, is Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio. Also joining us is KOOP Radio’s General Manager, Beverly Shaw . Jim Hightower, editor of The Hightower Lowdown and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bernie Sanders-initiated grassroots activist group, Our Revolution, talked about Fake News, and how communities are coming up with their own solutions to issues like...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jim Hightower, Beverly Shaw, Tracey Schulz, KOOP Radio, Resistance...
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From left: Susan Ritterreiser, Thorne Dreyer, and Mike Miller. Photo by Roger Baker. Thorne Dreyer's guests are Susan Rittereiser and Mike Miller of the Austin History Center. They are the authors of Historic Austin Movie Houses, part of Arcadia's Images of America series, which includes striking images of these important historical spaces. We'll talk about Austin's early movie houses and the amazing history that surrounded them, as well as how changes in the theaters effected the moviegoing...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Susan Rittereiser, Mike Miller, Tracey Schulz, Austin Movie Houses,...
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Above: Medea Benjamin, left, and Col. Ann Wright on Rag Radio. Photos by Alan Pogue. Two of the country's most prominent peace and justice activists -- Medea Benjamin and Col. Ann Wright -- are Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio in a very important discussion about Donald Trump and U.S. foreign policy. They also talk more generally about the Trump presidency and the growing resistance to it.   Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CodePink and the human rights group...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Medea Benjamin, Col. Ann Wright, Trump Foreign Policy, Peace Movement,...
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Sociologist, nonviolent activist, and author George Lakey, joins Thorne Dreyer in a lively and informative discussion of Lakey's latest book, Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right -- and How We Can, Too . He also talks about the extreme polarization that existed in the Nordic countries before their turn towards a now thriving social democratic state, and points to some comparisons with the state of politics in the U.S. today. He and Dreyer also address the Trump presidency and...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, George Lakey, Tracey Schulz, Viking Economics, Nordic Social Democracy
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Author and historian Philip L. Russell writes about Mexico for The Rag Blog. He has written a three-part series about the presidency of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, a reign which, Philip says, "has been marked by corruption, social inequality, and broken promises." The latest installment was published in The Rag Blog. On today's show we will discuss the Peña Nieto presidency, as well as related issues like the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, immigration, and Trump's great wall (and...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer: Philip Russell, Tracey Schulz, Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto
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Thorne Dreyer’s guests on Rag Radio are author Paul Spike and publisher Bobby Byrd . London-based writer  Paul Spike is the author of five books, including  Photographs of My Father: A Lost Narrative from the Civil Rights Era about his father, murdered civil rights worker Robert Spike. Photographs of My Father,  written when Paul Spike was 23 years old, was named one of the best books of the year in 1973 by The New York Times . It was reissued in 2016 by El Paso publisher Cinco Puntos...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Paul Spike, Bobby Byrd, Robert Spike, Civil Rights, Cinco Puntos Press
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Above, from left: Richard Croxdale, Alice Embree, and Thorne Dreyer. Photo by Alan Pogue. Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, and Richard Croxdale, editors of the new book Celebrating The Rag: Austin’s Iconic Underground Newspaper , spoke, led a public discussion, and signed books at Austin’s Book People, January 5, 2017. The show was broadcast the next day on Rag Radio. Also appearing were artist Kerry Awn and photographer Alan Pogue. BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas....
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, Richard Croxdale, Tracey Schulz, Kerry Awn, Alan Pogue,...
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We search for extraterrestrial life with preeminent American astronomer Dr. Neal J. Evans, UT-Austin professor emeritus. Joining in the discussion is Austin astronomer Dr. Cecilia Colomé. Evans, who has served as a mentor to younger generations of astronomers, is a recognized pioneer in the study of how stars form in our galaxy -- and how planets form around them. The quest for extraterrestrial life primarily involves searching for stars that are somewhat similar to ours and planets that might...
Topics: Rag Radio, Dr. Neal Evans, Cecilia Colome, Thorne Dreyer, Extraterrestrial Life, American...
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Dec 21, 2016 Rag Radio
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Rag Radio 2016-12-16 - Dr Neal Evans & Cecilia Colomé
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Dec 11, 2016 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is radio journalist and Cuba expert Pedro Gatos. We discuss Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution in a serious attempt to separate fact from fiction. We address the significance of the Cuban Revolution to Latin America and the disenfranchised around the world, the history and impact of U.S.-Cuban relations on the revolution, Cuba's healthcare system and the principle of internationalism, Cuba's role in defeating South African apartheid, and the issue of...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Pedro Gatos, Tracey Schulz, Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolution
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Dec 4, 2016 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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[Photo of Ed Ward (right) and Thorne Dreyer by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.] Ed Ward, the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is the author of the recently published (by Flatiron Books) "The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1, 1920-1963," which he discusses with Thorne Dreyer on this episode of Rag Radio. Ward, who was involved with South by Southwest from its founding, has done commentary on Fresh Air for the last 35 years, reaching 14 million listeners....
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Tracey Schulz, Ed Ward, History of Rock & Roll, Fresh Air, NPR
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Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio are iconic Texas artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade and cultural historian Jason Mellard.   Bob Wade, a native of Austin, is best known for his monumental Texas and Southwestern-themed sculptures like the 40-foot iguana on the roof of the Lone Star Café in New York and the Guinness World Record-setting Giant Boots in San Antonio, and for his experimental work hand-tinting black-and-white vintage photographs transferred to large photo-emulsion canvases....
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Thorne Dreyer's guests for this postmortem analysis of the 2016 presidential election and the ascendance of Donald J. Trump are Austin American-Statesman chief political writer Jonathan Tilove, and Glenn W. Smith, Democratic consultant and Rag Radio political analyst. We discuss the unprecedented rise of Trump and Trumpism, and how progressives can respond to the -- shall we say -- challenging development. Political journalist Jonathan Tilove was a Washington correspondent for the New Orleans...
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Oct 30, 2016 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer's guests are Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Carl Davidson who discuss the life and legacy of the late Tom Hayden. Tom Hayden, founding spirit of SDS, principal author of the Port Huron Statement, and arguably the most influential figure in the Sixties New Left, died Sunday, October 23, 2016, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 76. After the movement years, Tom become a progressive leader in the California state legislature and, more recently, ran the Peace and Justice Resource...
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[Photo of Doug Rossinow, Thorne Dreyer, and Julia Mickenberg by Alan Pogue.] Thorne Dreyer's Rag Radio interview with historian and author Doug Rossinow, joined by UT-Austin American Studies Assoc. Prof. Julia L. Mickenberg, was the keynote event of the highly successful 50th Anniversary Rag Reunion and Public Celebration, which took place Oct. 13-16, 2016, at several Austin venues. This remote broadcast was presented before a live audience at the Eastview campus of Austin Community College,...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Doug Rossinow, Julia Mickenberg, Tracey Schulz, Politics of Authenticity,...
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Our guests, famed armadillo artist Jim Franklin, and writer and longtime peace and justice activist Alice Embree are both veterans of Austin's historic '60s-'70s underground newspaper, The Rag, as is Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer, who was the paper’s original “funnel” (non-authoritarian editor!). On October 13-16, The Rag is being honored with a "50th Anniversary Reunion and Public Celebration" at multiple venues in Austin. (The slogan: “50 Years and Still Raising Hell!”)...
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Oct 2, 2016 Rag Radio
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Geronimo Son, a Dakota, recently spent a week and a half camped at the Sacred Stone Camp near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota with thousands of other Natives and non-Natives protecting water and sacred lands from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Judge Steve Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network where he writes about Native American issues and other topics and writes for The Rag Blog. On the show, Geronimo and Steve...
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Sep 17, 2016 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Thorne Dreyer's guest is Harry Hurt III, our old friend and colleague from Houston who, according to Tim Mak at the The Daily Beast, is Donald Trump's "most hated biographer." Harry is the author of "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump," originally published by W.W. Norton in 1993. On the show, Hurt discusses the Trump scandals, including his ex-wife's accusations that Donald raped her, how Ivana Trump tried to stop publication of this book and the obstacles Harry...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Harry Hurt III, Tracey Schulz, Harry Hurt III, Lost Tycoon
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Sep 11, 2016 Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
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Author, musician, and artist Jesse Sublett -- a longtime friend of Rag Radio -- discusses his work, reads some recent poetry, and performs a couple of his latest songs. Jesse also discusses his book-in-progress about Esther's Follies and the 40 years of Austin's legendary "neovaudeville" magic-and-sketch-comedy theater. And he previews the book he's working on with/about Eddie Wilson and Armadillo World Headquarters. A prolific writer, Jesse Sublett also played a historic role in the...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jesse Sublett, Tracey Schulz, Esther's Follies, Armadillo World...
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Sep 11, 2016 Rag Radio
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Jim Hightower, who may be the country's most prominent and influential progressive populist writer and radio commentator, is a member of the newly-announced board of directors of Bernie Sanders' "Our Revolution," a group organized to "revitalize American democracy by unifying the millions of people who got involved over the course of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign in support of progressive causes." On the show we discuss Our Revolution, plus the presidential...
Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jim Hightower, Our Revolution, Bernie Sanders, 2016 Presidential Election